Resiliency Through Art concludes with puppetry workshop

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA Last weekend, there were a series of events called “Resiliency thru Art” that was sponsored by The Sunshine Community Health Center and other local non-profits.  The events concluded on Sunday at Northern Susitna Institute with a puppet show and puppet-making workshop. KTNA’s Katie Writer has more.  

Recount requested for District 5 assembly seat

There will be a recount in the race for the District 5 seat on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. On Tuesday, the borough announced that candidate Clayton Tew requested the recount. On Election Day, Tew was leading incumbent Dan Mayfield by just under twenty votes. After absentee ballots were counted, the lead flipped, with Mayfield holding…

Archaeologists uncover Talkeetna history near Downtown

  by:  Katie Writer – KTNA KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Fran Seager-Boss, a retired archeologist for the Mat-Su Borough, about some of the finds and history of the Archeological site on Government Lot 9 near Downtown Talkeetna. With the help of dedicated volunteers, she and lead archeologist Jonathon Durr made some surprising discoveries on…

Talkeetna Historical Society looks to the future

On Thursday, about twenty Talkeetnans gathered to share ideas about what they want to see in the future for the Talkeetna Historical Society’s museum. Two representatives of Juneau-based Exhibit AK were also in the former schoolhouse building to collect those ideas.  

Talkeetna sewer lagoon in compliance for September

  The Talkeetna sewer lagoon has tested in compliance with its state permit for the month of September. According to testing documents, the effluent sample taken on September 26th tested well within requirements for fecal coliform bacteria, with colony forming units totaling one quarter of the maximum allowed number.

Final tallies show Talkeetna sales tax in, Mayfield retains seat

The Mat-Su Borough’s canvassing board has completed counting. In Talkeetna, a total of twenty additional votes were counted from a combination of absentee, questioned, and special needs ballots. Those ballots resulted in ten additional votes in favor of and ten opposed to the proposed sales tax for the Talkeetna Sewer and Water District. The final…

Rams take second at state soccer tourney

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA Su Valley Co-Ed Soccer earned 2nd place at Alaska 2A State Championship Tournament held in Palmer this past weekend. Su-Valley Rams won their first two matches against Birchwood (3-2) and Delta (2-0). The last match of the weekend against Wasilla Lakes Christian School was a close one.  MacKenzie Richter scored…